After missing the Raiders third preseason game with a rib injury, Derek Carr will play next Thursday when the Raiders face the Seahawks to close out the preseason, Dennis Allen confirmed Saturday in a conference call.
Carr was cleared early last week of what Dennis Allen said was a concussion Carr received in the team's week two game against the Lions, but he was still not completely healthy form the rib injury he received and was wearing extra padding all week around his midsection.
Despite being active, in uniform, and warming up with the team during pregame, Carr was held out of the team's game in Green Bay. Allen said Carr was medically cleared but he elected to keep him out of the game. Matt Schaub played into the third quarter with Matt McGloin coming in to play the remainder of the third quarter and the entire fourth quarter.
For the finale, often times the starters won't play at all, and if they do play it's usually for one series before heading for the sideline to rest for the season opener. This means Derek Carr could get the start in the finale and is expected to play significant minutes in front of the home crowd in Oakland. How well he plays could be a deciding factor as to if he sees any significant time at quarterback for the Raiders this season.
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